The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
In early days stagecoach lines were the means of travel. The following is an advertisement for a line running from Springfield to Yellow Banks published in the Sangamo Journal: "From Springfield to the Yellow Banks, via Sangamontown, New Salem, Petersburg, Huron, Havana, Lewistown, Canton, Knoxville, Monmouth to the Yellow Banks.
Leave Springfield every Wednesday morning at six o'clock, arrive at Monmouth on Friday evenings at six o'clock and at Yellow Banks on the Mississippi on the next day at 12 P.M. Return on the same day to Monmouth and arrive at Springfield on Tuesday evenings at six o'clock.
Fare through to the Yellow Banks-nine dollars; way passengers six and one fourth cents per mile. Baggage at the risk of owners.
The proprietors have procured good carriages and horses and careful drivers and every attention will be paid to the comfort and convenience of passengers.
The country through which this coach passes is well worthy the attention of emigrants. The patronage of the public is solicited for this new enterprise."-Tracy & Reny
1911 History of Henderson County